While the genuine Mercedes-Benz SL may have attained its letters as a means of designating its intrinsic sportiness and light weight, contemporary processes of the German two-seater have long since neglected those standards. Sport has plummeted by the edge in kindness of indulgence and perfection, while weight has been arranged onto the SL like sauce on mashed potatoes. In information, the last SL we experimented, a beastly Mercedes-AMG SL65, reoriented our standards at 4151 pounds, or 80 pounds more than our long-term Nissan Murano. Even a six-cylinder SL400 we experimented in 2015 measured in at a porky 3843 pounds.
While the apple has fallen far from the tree that once caused the known 300SL Gullwing coupe, today’s rich, leather-lined SL roadster aptly combines solace and speed. And thanks to the brand-new Designo Edition, Mercedes-Benz’s hardtop convertible can now be discharged with an additional medicine of style. Accessible both on the 362-hp twin-turbo V-6 SL450 and the 449-hp twin-turbo V-8 SL550, the distinctive version includes a set of 10-spoke AMG wheels (19-inch up front, 20-inch in the rear), additional chromium on the front bumper cover, and Designo Edition hypostases on the front barrier holes. Colorant options are limited to Brilliant Blue all-metal and Cardinal Red all-metal.
Inside, the Designo Edition SL is marked by a white-and-black leather indoor that includes piano white trim on the dashboard and door sheets. Befitting the SL’s rich nature, the Designo Edition comes grade with features such as heated and cooled rooms with a built-in treatment function, Mercedes-Benz’s Airscarf neck lukewarm, and a host of active safety tool, including adaptive cruise regulate, lane-keeping aid, blind-spot observing and automated crisis stopping.
Determining for the Designo Edition won’t be released until adjacent to the on-sale day this season. For remark, the grade six-pot SL450 starts at $87,875, while the eight-cylinder SL550 opens at $111,725. Since this SL is still fair and far strong than its ancestor, it seems the word no longer denotes sport light but chic indulgence, and the brand-new Designo Edition has both in spades.